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The Easiest Way to Clean Llama & Alpaca Fleece

Cleaning animal fleece ready for processing has to be the most difficult and time-consuming part of fibre work.  In fact, for many people, their first encounter with raw fleece, whether from sheep, llama, alpaca or goat, will be their last.  Each type of fleece has...

Mega Knitting – How To Create a Fringe

In today’s video, we can all watch Lynne finally adding the finishing touch to a Throw that has been long in the making.  The hold-up in completing this Throw has been the making of the videos, which has challenged our limited equipment and even more limited knowledge...
More Llama Tales – Paralysis, Homeopathy and Rain

More Llama Tales – Paralysis, Homeopathy and Rain

Daily challenges are the staple foods of personal growth; we need to be challenged to grow and just like plants, if we’re not growing then we are dying.  Certainly the challenges have come thick and fast for Llamas in the Raw Sanctuary recently.  Rescuing abandoned...
Factlet – Llamas Have Prehensile Lips

Factlet – Llamas Have Prehensile Lips

Camelids have prehensile lips, meaning they have the ability to grip things with their finger-like lips.  Llamas, alpacas, camels, vicunas and guanacos have a cleft or split in the upper lip that enables them to manoeuvre grass and twigs, rotate them and even to draw...
The ‘How To’ of Fibre Cleaning & Processing

The ‘How To’ of Fibre Cleaning & Processing

It’s a huge leap to make from buying yarn off the shelf to processing the fibre and making your own, but like most things in life, the rewards far outweigh the effort and anyway, what would you be doing with all that time? Spinning is usually the first step to...
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